I'm Dalton Runberg, a digital media creator in the San Francisco Bay Area with experience in everything from graphic design and photography to news writing and website analytics. I'm currently an Online Content Manager at iHeartMedia San Francisco, where I handle any and all things digital for many of the Bay's biggest radio stations. Photoshop was my first passion, but I've grown fond of Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and other Adobe tools along the way. I'm a digital do-it-yourselfer who enjoys learning by personal experimentation and hands-on experience.
In my spare time I'm an avid Dance Dance Revolution player and serve as co-host and producer for a weekly podcast about the game and its community.
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
I grew up in Fresno, California before making my move north to the Bay Area. I began to teach myself Photoshop in middle school as a way to create my own background art for custom Dance Dance Revolution step files. This passion lead me to enroll in the Center for Advance Research and Technology's multimedia lab in high school to prepare myself for a career in digital arts. I then attended Fresno State, where I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication & Journalism, specializing in digital media. During my time there, I served as webmaster and then editor-in-chief for the campus' student-run newspaper, The Collegian.
Following college, I took a job as an online content & promotions coordinator at iHeartMedia Fresno and freelanced as a graphic designer for Central Valley Luxury Magazine (CVLUX). After more than a year at iHeartMedia in Fresno, I took a chance at a promotion that would lead me to move to the beautiful city of San Francisco, where I have enjoyed living ever since.